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Cheap car hire in Belgium

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Top tips for hiring a car in Belgium

  • With the exception of luxury cars, most rentals (including Europcar and Sixt) are allowed for cross-border travel in Western Europe. There are additional restrictions if you want to rent a car in Belgium and drive to Eastern Europe, and fees may apply for certain countries. You need to refer to your rental agreement or contact the agency if you have questions before setting off.
  • Street parking meters are used in most Belgian cities. There are also designated Blue Zones for parking, which have a maximum limit of three hours. In order to use these areas, you must purchase a special time-stamped parking permit, which is available at all police stations, most smoke shops and all petrol stations. When parking on the street, always face the direction of oncoming traffic.
  • Foreign nationals may require only a valid driver’s license to drive in Belgium, but it’s not a bad idea to consider an International Driver’s Permit just to be safe. Also, all passengers must wear seatbelts at all times, and you must carry a reflective vest and a reflective triangle in your car. You should perform a check on the vehicle to ensure these items are onboard before you sign the contract.
  • The use of child seats is mandatory for infants up to three years of age, and you must first deactivate the airbag if you’re using a rear-facing car seat on the passenger side. Also, blood-alcohol levels in Belgium are very low; the police perform regular checks and fines are hefty, so mind your intake if you’re out at dinner and intend to drive afterwards.
  • Book your rental car in Belgium at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Belgium are around 1% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Belgium

  • What is the most popular car hire in Belgium?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Belgium.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Belgium?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Belgium?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Belgium are Liège (50% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Belgium), Antwerp (25%) and Charleroi (25%).

  • What is driving like in Belgium?

    Driving is done on the right side of the road in Belgium, and trams or trolley cars always have the right of way in the country. Bicycles are a very common mode of transportation in Belgium, so be careful whenever you’re on the road. There are no toll bridges in Belgium except for the Liefkenhoeks Tunnel in Antwerp, which is about 6,00 € (about $6.80).

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Belgium?

    All drivers intent on renting a car in Belgium must be at least 21 years of age and must hold their license for at least 12 months to be eligible. Drivers under 25 may incur an additional young driver fee. This fee will vary among companies but is estimated to be between 4,40 and 20 € (about $5-23) per day. There is no stated maximum age for renting cars, so if you are a senior, you should consult your rental agency of choice to see if there are restrictions.

  • How much does petrol cost in Belgium?

    The average price of petrol in Belgium is about 1.43 € ($1.62) per liter and is higher than the median world average of about 1.06 € ($1.20) per liter ($5.90 per gallon). A liter of diesel costs about 1.41 € ($1.64) compared to about $5,99 in the United States per gallon; so if your plan is to rent a car in Belgium and drive around the country extensively, make sure you budget for fuel costs.

  • What are the speed limits in Belgium?

    Speed limits are fairly uniform across Belgium, though there may be some variations in certain geographical areas (Flanders versus French-Belgium). Regardless, the legal speed within city limits is 50 km/h (about 31 mph), and reduced speeds are common in most residential areas. Ninety km/h (about 56 mph) is permitted on highways, and 120 km/h (about 75 mph) is allowed on expressways.

Car rental directory

  • free2move

    Free2Move car hire locations in Belgium

    54 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Belgium

    39 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Belgium

    34 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Belgium

    29 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Belgium

    28 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Belgium

    27 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Belgium

    20 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Belgium

    16 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Belgium

    14 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Belgium

    10 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car hire locations in Belgium

    7 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Belgium

    4 Locations

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.